Urvashi Vaid (Minx Aurbach Lecture in WGST)
Mar 04, 2014
from 05:00 pm to 06:30 pm
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Description. UrVashi Vaid is a community organizer, writer and attorney who has been a leader in the LGBT and social justice movements for nearly three decades. She is currently Director of the Engaging Tradition Project at the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School. The Projects seeks to understand how the idea of tradition is used by and used against movements for gender and sexual justice; and to explore how tradition-based practices inform, enable and/or limit the work of these movements. Vaid is author of Irresistible Revolution: Confronting Race, Class and The Assumptions of LGBT Politics (Magnus Books, 2012), a collection of nine essays; Virtual Equality: The Mainstreaming of Gay & Lesbian Liberation (Anchor, 1996), a political analysis of the U.S. LGBT movement. She is co-editor, with Dr. John D’Emilio and Dr. William Turner, of an anthology on public policy history titled Creating Change: Public Policy, Sexuality and Civil Rights (St. Martin’s Press, 2000). Vaid was a columnist for The Advocate, the U.S. national gay and lesbian newsmagazine, and has contributed chapters to a number of books. She lectures extensively on the issues of social justice, civil and human rights and LGBT equality.